Tuesday, May 17, 2011
River Flooding Covers Millions of Acres
A near-record crest is forecast in Greenville, Mississippi, as the bloated Mississippi River makes its relentless march toward the Gulf, CNN reports.
Cathay Pacific Makes Emergency Landing
MSNBC reports that an engine on a Cathay Pacific Airbus330 bound for Jakarta caught fire in midair Monday and was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore.
Passengers Flocking Back to Washington Airports
The Washington Post reports that ridership is up at all three Washington airports, with Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport leading the way on the strength of growth from Southwest Airlines.
to Open Second London Hotel
The Dorchester Collection will open 45 Park Lane, its second luxury property in London, in August of this year, according to the Business Traveller.
Announces Results of Survey on Air Travel Trends
American Airlines has released the results of a recent online survey of more than 2,600 employees of small and medium-sized businesses which offers compelling insight into air travel trends.
Hubs Mean Fewer Options for Travelers
CNN reports airlines have been cutting flights at their hub cities, which means fewer choices for passengers.
Marriott Expands in Latin America
Marriott International announced the opening of its third hotel in Panama, the 120-room Courtyard Panama City MetroMall.
to Re-define Dining Experience in Minneapolis
Delta Air Lines announced a significant upgrade of its food and beverage program at its hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, part of its $2 billion investment to improve the travel experience for its customers.
Francisco's Drake Hotel Receives $30 Million Makeover
According to USA Today, all 417 rooms of the iconic Drake Hotel will have a more stylish and upscale look by next month, the final phase in the hotel's refurbishment.
York Picks up Federal Funding for High-Speed Rail
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced New York was awarded $354.4 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for three high-speed rail projects, Mass Transit Magazine reports.
Fliers Heading Overseas this Summer
The Air Transport Association's annual forecast reveals that summer air travel will rise slightly this year, but will remain well below pre-recession levels, USA Today reports.
to Close 70 State Parks
California has announced it will close 70 of its 278 state parks due to budget cuts, reports the New York Times.
Trip: New York
The BBC features a story on some of New York's best spots for corporate travelers.
MSNBC reports an AirTran pilot was removed from a flight and arrested after failing a Breathalizer test.